Synopsis:People think they have Camille Logan nailed: daddy's girl; beautiful, spoiled young woman with her father's bank balance to fund her lifestyle. But Camille is determined to have a life free from his strings. Out on her own, she's made mistakes, including one that found her clawing her way back after a stint in rehab and plenty of bad press. Now, after fighting so hard to be independent and happy, she finds her life threatened as a result of her father's ruthless business dealings. Caught between resentment and fear, Camille prepares herself for the measures her father will take to protect her. But nothing could prepare her for the ex-SAS sniper who crashes into her life.
Jake Sharp resides in his own personal hell. He was distracted from duty once before, and the consequences were devastating--both personally and professionally. He vowed never to let that happen again. Accepting the job of bodyguard to Camille Logan isn't the kind of distraction from his demons he should take. Women and Jake don't mix well, yet protecting the heiress seems the lesser of two evils. But Jake soon discovers that she isn't the woman she's perceived to be. She's warm, compassionate, her presence settling, and his duty to protect her soon goes deeper than a well-paid job, no matter how hard he fights it. He needs absolution. He comes to need Camille. But he knows he can't have both.
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I cannot say enough awesome words to describe how much I loved this book. Beginning to end I was absolutely glued to the pages. I didn’t know what to expect because I hadn’t read a book from Jodi in quite a while. I’d read her in the past and I did love her writing so I wanted to give this a shot. Well I can honestly say I fell in love with this story and Jodi’s gift for delivering not just a heartwarming, but intensely riveting story line! I wasn’t expecting the suspense and intrigue to have me hanging off every word. So many books like this in the genre are very predictable and I often find that I figure it out long before the plot is revealed. That was not the case with The Protector which left me wholly satisfied with this fantastic read.
I was suspicious and curious about Jake from the moment we meet him. I have to say though that my suspicions of him were ALL WRONG! Which was truly delightful! Jake’s story will break and melt your heart at the same time. What he’s gone through and keeps putting himself through is so painful. I couldn’t count the number of times I wanted to be able to reach in to the book and hug him, and tell him it would all be ok. When I get those feelings, like I want to console the characters, it usually means I’m in for a ride where my emotions are concerned and this book certainly does pull at all the emotions!
Camille was one heck of a heroine. She flat our refuses to run from the issues, and when she’s pushed, she pushes right back! She’s not the docile little pampered princess that most people believe her to be. Yes she’s a celebrity, and yes she had some issues, that really changed her way of life and thinking. But she doesn’t let them define her life. She doesn’t care so much about what people believe about her. She only cares that her friends and family know the truth. She’s driven and wants to run her own business. But time and again her father puts her in a bubble and this time, he’s gone too far. Camille doesn’t need a bodyguard, she can take care of herself. Until the threats become real, but the threats are more on her heart, then her life.
Camille and Jake are the perfect combination of passion, lust, heartbreak and love. You will enjoy every minute of this read and then some! From start to finish I was rooting for Jake, I fell hard and fast and so will you! Pick up your copy today and find out why you need a protector in your life!